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Behavior Therapist

Job ID: 10673
Agency: Department of Human Services - South Dakota Developmental Center
Salary: $48,443.20 - $68,702.40 annually, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GK
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
For more information on the South Dakota Developmental Center, please visit http://dhs.sd.gov/developmentalcenter/default.aspx.
The Behavior Therapist provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, behavior management, functional behavioral analysis, psychological testing reports, annual psychology reviews, and other psychological services to people supported, ages ranging from young adults to older adults with developmental disabilities. The Behavior Therapist provides professional services to ensure that development, direction, revision, and approval of behavioral programs are taking place in the best interest of the person being supported. Behavior Therapists also work with an interdisciplinary treatment team to monitor programs and services offered to their caseload by keeping close contact with people supported and staff, providing feedback to staff, and attending any professional consultations and special team meetings.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A master's degree and background in psychology, sociology, counseling, and proven history of supervision/leadership. Certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is preferred. Experience in providing sex offender treatment helpful.
Knowledge of:
in-patient psychology practices and procedures;
treatment interventions;
psychological theory and practices;
mental health practices;
diagnosis and treatment of mental illness;
effects of medication on behavior;
psychopathology.
Ability to:
administer and interpret psychological tests;
implement effective behavioral treatment programs;
conduct individual, group, and family therapy;
communicate effectively with treatment team.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus/workbenefits.aspx. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
Apply at: http://tinyurl.com/y87ze95e
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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